Communist China Rotates Gulf of Aden Naval Forces

The 39th and 40th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a farewell ceremony in waters of the Gulf of Aden on the afternoon of February 4, local time after completing the task handover procedure and joint escort tasks. The 39th Chinese naval escort taskforce will perform other follow-up tasks as planned while the 40th Chinese naval escort taskforce, consisting of destroyer…

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Exercise Tradewinds 2022 Planners Meet In Mexico

Defense and public-security planners from the Caribbean, Central America, North America, and Europe met Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in Chetumal, Mexico, to discuss planning details for the annual, multinational, multi-domain exercise Tradewinds. Mexico and Belize will co-host this year’s Tradewinds May 7-21, with Mexico playing host to naval exercise activities and Belize hosting the land activities. This year marks the first…

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USS O’Kane Returns Home from Deployment

USS O’Kane (DDG 77) returned home to Naval Base San Diego February 6, completing an eight-month independent deployment to the U.S.5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. O’Kane deployed in June 2021 in support of national tasking, serving as the ballistic missile defense(BMD)commander for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 while operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet and the primary BMD…

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Air Industries Group Receives E-2D Landing Gear Contract

Air Industries Group, an integrated Tier 1 manufacturer of precision assemblies and components for mission-critical aerospace and defense applications, and a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, today announced that its Long Island based subsidiary, Air Industries Machining Corp., has been awarded a contract to produce complete Main and Nose landing gear and ancillary components for the US…

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Allied Machine Donates Tools to USS Pampanito Restoration

Allied Machine and Engineering, a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing cutting tools for the metal-cutting industry, recently donated various boring bars and inserts to be used with a 1954 Wohlhaupter boring head on the USS Pampanito restoration project. Pampanito, a World War II submarine located in San Francisco, opened to the public in 1982. Since then, it has been the…

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